Thursday, August 1, 2019

Post No. 2405 Happy August!!!!

I hope you all enjoy SUMMER!
We had a fantastic month over at  
with Chris' topic during July!
Thank you dear Chris - you really rocked your hosting month! The artists came up with so many gorgeous pages as you inspired them all in such a fantastic way!

Today Gill starts hostig  August at 
ART JOURNAL JOURNEY with the smashing theme: 

 Anything with EYES

 I have a quick made collage page to start this topic made in a journal I started many moons ago. 

This summer is quite wonderful  busy for me. I apologize for my lack of visits of your blogs and my lousy commenting. 
Just not enough time here. Sorry ! 
I hope all will be easier in autumn. Beside of enjoying the garden, a little traveling the mountain region and  doing  a lot of sports like  jogging with Quinnie our Ridgeback every morning  my dear hubby gifted me with an annual ticket for our great local SPA, one of the best SPA Austria addresses . 
I enjoy swimming  there and I enjoy the fantastic sauna landscape - pleasure of the finest, which offers many specials and attractions.I spend a lot of my time now there, so the annual ticket will pay off, lol!
 I have definitely not enough time for internet and art journaling-
shame on me!

I hope you all have more time for your art journals as we would LOVE to see you joining our challenge.




  1. This is a darling journal page, Susi. It is both beautiful and full of meaning.

    I totally understand the need to step back a bit. I'm glad you are enjoying your new spa membership. LOVE your new pretty racy photo. Thanks for sharing this first entry using Gill's theme at Art Journal Journey.

  2. Awesome and powerful page dear Susi - I adore it!
    Like Elizabeth, I understand about stepping back for a while... so will look forward to seeing you about when possible.
    Have fun and wishing you a wonderful August...
    Gill xx

  3. Beauty are in the eyes and this is one eye catching journal.xx

  4. Servus Susi, ein toller AugustBLICK.
    Lg aus Wien

  5. What striking images Susi, and a wonderful page. Enjoy your life - the internet is a time consumer, and just sometimes we need to make the most of our 'other lives'. That spa sounds amazing!

  6. Also, ich find's supergut, dass du den Sommer und das Leben genießt, denn das Leben ist viel zu kurz, um wertvolle Zeit nur am Computer oder am Arbeitstisch zu verbringen! Eine gute Zeit wünscht dir Ulrike

  7. Well that's great that you have a super Real Life and there will be plenty time for Internet another day, maybe in Winter, (or not, haha!). The eyes certainly have it here, very dramatic, the orbs with eyes. And a different photo of you, ready to race away to another Real World event.
    Love from Sheila

  8. Happy August to you, dear Susi! You have started it beautifully with this lovely collage. Yes, I agree with everyone that time away from art and time spent in nature and in enjoying life is important. You and those who love you will reap the benefits. And a spa membership! Your hubby is such a sweetie!!! Enjoy the rest of the summer at YOUR pace.

  9. Wonderful new theme! Enjoy summer.

  10. This is a great new theme and I must say what a striking page you made! Enjoy your Summer - it's good to have a break! Hugs, Chrisx

  11. That is a super page Susi. I love those eyes. And sounds like you are having a fantastic summer, which is good to hear. Oh the spa sounds wonderful. I am jealous. Happy August. Hugs-Erika

  12. Liebe Susi,
    wieder eine wunderschöne Collage, die mit ihren Vögeln und Schmetterlingen zum Träumen einlädt. Dazu der warme Hintergrundton, richtig zum Wohlfühlen.
    Der Sommer war mir allerdings phasenweise deutlich zu heiß, dem Garten übrigens auch. Ich bin froh, dass die heißen Tage vorüber sind. Die Sonne ist schön, aber mehr als 30 Grad brauche ich wirklich nicht.
    Ich wünsche Dir ein ein wundervolles Wochenende.

    Viele liebe Grüße

  13. Susi you do not need to apologise life is life and it is for living. There will be many months where we have nothing better to do than visit our true blogging friends. You make the most of outdoors and that fabulous Spa gift. I love your eye journal page, it has a message for us all that we must seek a better way to use our days.. Magnificent.
    Wishing you a wonderful weekend dear Susi Hugs Tracey xx

  14. Dearest Susi , what a busy woman you are, and in the healthy way ,- destressing with jogging, and swimming in the gorgeous SPA area . You really do a lot for your body and soul, dear friend.
    Your collage is wonderful, and also speak of trying to live better and 100 % . I send you warm hugs and wish you a beautiful August and weekend . xoxo

  15. A beautiful page Susi, the eyes see all if we let them.
    It sounds like you are having a lovelly but busy summer.
    Yvonne xx

  16. Diese Augen sind sehr ausdrucksstark, besonders die mit dem lila-blauen Lidschatten, eine wundervolle Seite!
    Recht hast du, dass du das Leben auch außerhalb des Computers genießt, und das ist eine besonders schöne Idee von deinem Ehemann, dir ein Ticket für Spa Wellness zu schenken, noch dazu wenn du es in der Nähe hast!
    Dein neues Foto sieht cool aus, man sieht dir die Lebensfreude an, und du wirkst sooo jung!
    Sei ganz lieb gegrüßt, Rike

  17. Hi Susi! This is such a cool and creative work of art! I love the theme so much and hope that I get a chance to participate this month! Thank you!!!!

  18. I really like how you combined your line work and splattering around the collaged eyes. The brought your whole composition together beautifully. It was very thoughtful of your husband to give you that Spa subscription, especially since your enjoying physical exercise. My wife and I use converted one our daughter's rooms into a little gym after she moved out. We also have a small pool where we I like to do laps after my workouts. It's so important to keep yourself in shape. Thanks for your visit to my blog and blessings!

  19. You have created a Magnifique collage page dear Susi !! I looooove it, the papers are wonderful, love the little birds, and the colours fantastics, great page !
    Don´t worry if you can´t visit as you would lik, I can´t too, and I would like, but it is impossible this month.
    Enjoy your time in this fabulous Spa!! What a super gift from your hubby.
    I wish you a very nice weekend, and a happy month, sending you
    Big hugss & besotillos,
    Take care my friend,

  20. How wonderful this Spa for you! Your new sidebar photo shows you with pure joy on your face, love it and your journal page. I'm hoping to play this month. Enjoy your activities Susi, they make you happy! XOXO

  21. Your journal page is gorgeous Susi, and it sounds like you are enjoying a wonderful Summer!
    Happy new week,
    Alison xxx

  22. Wow, that's a really eye-catching page! Great images and the circle motif works so well to lead the eye around. Sounds like you're enjoying a wonderful summer... that's what you should be doing and not worrying about commenting!
    Alison x

  23. There's plenty of time for blogging in the cold dark winger months - enjoy what you can whilst you can.
    Love the eyes, very striking and I love how you put them in circles.
    Hugs, Neet xx

  24. Beautiful page, Susi. Good for you! I'm glad you're enjoying such an active lifestyle. You look terrific. I just bought a year membership in a yoga center. I take five very vigorous classes a week and love it. Boy, can I tell my difference in my health. A healthy happy life is all about balance. Eiileen xx

  25. I don’t make journals but often see faces and eyes in my art. I love faces, see them everywhere! Your eyes are inspirational, and a new life is what I felt after having cataracts removed. :)


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